Org Name Original: World Federation of the Deaf

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Contact First: Phillipa

Contact Last:Sandholm

Project Title: Listen to our Sign Languages

Global: Website







Event Purpose: World Report on hearing-related activities

Primary Audience: Policymakers, General public, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Health care workforce

Estimated In Person Reach: Global

Audience Reached: General Public, Newborn and infants, Children and adolescents, Adults

Specific Workplace: Healthcare workers, First responders / emergency

Screen Newborn and Infant: None

Screen Children and Adolecents: 10

Screen Adults: None

Screen Older Adults: None

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Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

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Event Description:

The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) took the opportunity of the World Hearing Day 2022 to highlight the importance of recognising, respecting and celebrating sign languages around the world to implement the World Report on Hearing. We customised the 2022 theme “To hear for life, listen with care” into reaffirming that, for deaf people, the best way to “hear” is through our eyes while expressing ourselves through our national sign languages. Thus, the WFD released a video representing global deaf children delivering the same message in their sign language: “Listen to our Sign Languages”

WHO Educational Materials Used: No

Native Written Language: International Signs

Educational Materials Available in Your Language: No

Did You Translate WHO Materials: No

Would You Consider Assisting Us: International Signs

What Additional Materials Would Be Helpful:

Did You Have A World Hearing Day Event Last Year: Yes, but we did not submit a report

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Did You Apply for Grant:No

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